The Rockefeller University, the world’s premier research university, seeks a self-motivated Bioinformatics Specialist to join the Laboratory of Molecular and Cellular Neuroscience.
As the Bioinformatics Specialist, you will be integrated into a team of skilled neurobiologists, biochemists and molecular biologists and there will be a unique opportunity to see your findings validated in downstream functional experiments.
You will: • work in close proximity with all of the lab members producing RNA and DNA sequencing data in order to analyze their data • perform sequence alignment, differential expression for RNAseq, peak search for epigenomic data, pathway analysis, various statistical analyses, potentially also combining with publically available human data (genomic, genetic)). • will work with senior lab members and provide tailored analysis that will best suit their project’s needs and collaborate with a team of molecular biologists, biochemists and behavior specialists • pursue unique research in the fields of systems biology, neurodegeneration (e.g. Alzheimer’s disease and Parkinson’s disease) and other brain related disorders such as major depression
You have: • a Ph.D. or Master’s degree in the field of bioinformatics, ideally in the field of genomics • familiarity with gene expression data analysis, preferably with RNA-seq data analysis • proficiency in Linux scripting, a major programming language, and handling large datasets • a detailed knowledge of current bioinformatics tools • working knowledge of molecular biology, and preferably neurobiology is required • excellent communication skills and great interpersonal skills
We are: • renowned for our work on neuronal signaling, both in normal and pathological conditions including various disorders such as Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease and major depression • collaborative with the Laboratory of Molecular Biology to develop a powerful technology called bacTRAP (Heiman et al., Cell, 2008, Doyle et al., Cell, 2008), aimed at isolating translated mRNAs from specific neuronal populations across the brain • now combining cell-type specific profiles (from different types of neurons, microglia and astrocytes), disease models, and collaborations with cutting-edge bioinformaticists at Princeton in order to understand the regional specificity of diseases of the brain and to decipher the molecular steps that lead to pathology • also collaborative with the Troyanskaya lab at Princeton, a pioneer in the design of tissue-specific functional networks and there will be a unique opportunity for the candidate to work with this lab for discussion and learning about the best current tools for genomic analysis
How to apply: We offer a competitive salary, comprehensive benefits, and a community-oriented work environment.
Please visit the URL below and apply to job code “IRC19884”. Please make sure to upload your resume, cover letter, and contact information for three professional references
The Rockefeller University is an Equal Opportunity Employer – Minorities/Women/Disabled/Veterans